2nd June 2013 Taking my Exeter College ensembles JamBassadors! and Jazz Project to play at Exeter Respect Festival - 12:00 JamBassadors! on the Phonic Fm stage and 3:15pm Jazz Project on the Community Stage. FREE FESTIVAL! Bringing our Jazz Toast vibe al fresco!
The Mike Westbrook Big Band
with jazz and rock variations on themes from the operas of
Sunday 12th May 2:30pm
The Yellow Room
Hannahs at Seale-Hayne
Devon TQ12 6NQ
tel: 01626 325800
Sunday lunch and overnight accommodation bookable in advance
I recently completed a recording session with
Billy Bottle and The Multiple. This new album 'Unrecorded Beam' is going
to be excellent. Its the best recording session I have ever been on
and the closest I have ever got to getting that
'live, in the moment, performance vibe' captured. I think there is a
bit of me locked inside this record! (Like Mike TV perhaps :-) When
listening back to a track in the studio I was surprised to hear myself
sounding like a saxophone! - thanks to Billy's insight into the pieces
and the story behind them I literally thought I was delivering words and thoughts,
not toots and honks!
Anyway, thank you Billy Bottle and The Multiple, Lee Fletcher and Josiah at Momentum Studios for making this creative atmosphere happen. Here's to the finished album. I can't wait.
Billy Bottle and the Multiple
Thank you to everyone who came along to St Ives and the Barnfield Theatre for the first outing of my project WAVE. Your support is truly valued and appreciated. The Barnfield was a sell out so I am just over the moon. To quote our friend Marcus Vergette again, with out you it's just practice. Here's to more music making from WAVE.
'Cracking gig last night - when can I buy the album!' - CY
'Amazing performance, would not have missed it for the world' - NG
'Congratulations - last night was magnificent!' - IP
'Really enjoyed the gig, very exciting to be part of the unveiling' - SD
'Fabulous performance in Exeter last night with spectacular playing and technically brilliant!' - PS
The Exeter College Music Academy Festival begins next month - www.exe-coll.ac.uk for full info, look for the music academy festival page and Exeter gig listing.
Packed with free and ticketed events from Exeter College ensembles Chamber Orchestra, Inspirational Choir, Big Band (to name a few) plus my two student ensembles JAZZ PROJECT and JAMBASSADORS! Whooop. Seriously, these young musicians are a complete delight to work with. We have some jazzy, funky, Latin sounds for you so come and see us live, in full youthful, buzzy, high energy, groovy flight!
6th March 2013 Deirdre Cartwright trio: Emily Remembered. Deirdre Cartwright - guitar, Kathy Dyson - guitar with Sarah P - voice. Celebrating the music of Emily Remler.
Barnfield Theatre, Clifford Room, Exeter 8pm £7 (£5) 01392 270891
7th March 2013 Music Academy Festival Showcase Night - featuring Jazz Project and Jambassadors!
Exeter Phoenix 7pm FREE ENTRY but ticketed. Contact email@example.com to claim your free ticket/s
26th March 2013 Jazz Project and Jambassadors! present JAZZ TOAST!
Pop up jazz night at the Mill on the Exe, Exeter 7:30pm FREE ENTRY - just rock on up
I am setting off with a new music project for which I have written the toons :-)
As you know, it's a tricky business laying your musical heart out for all to hear but you have to try these things right?
I am delighted to be playing alongside Mike Outram and Jim Bashford. Awesome (in the true sense of the word) musicians. We like to share our sounds and in the words of bassist Marcus Vergette - with out you (dear audience) it's just practice!
: A collection of compositions...emotionally charged and dynamic...exploring the peaks and depths of our experiences.
Expect groove and freedom from soft and lyrical to explosive sounds.
Brought to life in jazz trio form by
Roz Harding - sax
Mike Outram - guitar
Jim Bashford - drums
20th February 2013 Barnfield Theatre, Exeter